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I have swelling of my abdomen just below the rib cage. I

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I have swelling of my abdomen just below the rib cage. I also have surface pain like nerve damage on both sides of the belly button. I have alternating constipation and diarrhea. I have been I tired
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: several months, no injuries
JA: Is there anything else in your medical history you would like the doctor to know?
Customer: Pain deep inside about 3 inches right of the Bellybutton
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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How long you have such symptoms?
Is the swelling at the same area you have pain?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have answered the questions but have not gotten an answer
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Right sided lower abdominal pain can be due to the acute appendicitis or inflammation of the appendix. Intestinal infection is another common cause of such symptoms. You should get a CT scan of the abdomen and also stool tests to check for both the causes.
Please follow a low FODMAP diet to prevent belly swelling from gas formation.
Antibiotic course will help if infection confirmed.
Best wishes